If you’re anything like me, your chopping skills may need some sharpening. For some reason, julienning fruits and vegetables has always been difficult for me—it’s a lot of precise cutting, alignment, and time. However, learning to julienne will significantly up your “gourmet” factor; friends and family will pick up a forkful of vegetables, gasp, and ask, quietly, “Are these… julienned?”
Learning to julienne goes beyond trying to impress friends and family. Perfect for making coleslaw, pickling, and topping a variety of foods, these sliced vegetables will improve your personal eating experience. The best part? Once you get the motion down, it’s easy as heck.
- Take any fruit or vegetable slice thinly on the diagonal. If you’re just starting out, choosing something firm but not difficult to cut—a carrot or cucumber will do.
- Stack several of the slices and cut them thinly into matchsticks.
- That’s literally it. You’re done. Go make some coleslaw!